Athletic Republic’s certified performance trainers have the passion and sports-science knowledge to safely improve your athleticism.

Our more than 1,000 performance trainers are constantly furthering our proven methods to help athletes reach their goals. Because we believe developing athletes is best done in small groups, we provide a trainer to athlete ratio of 1:5. This allows the trainer to customize a program for each athlete’s individual strengths and weaknesses.

Athletic Republic performance trainers undergo three extensive certification levels in biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, exercise science, and practical certification on our proprietary equipment, protocols and training solutions. Most of our trainers have either played or coached at the highest levels of their sport, gained professional certifications (CSCS, ACSM, NASM) and have graduate degrees in exercise science, biomechanics and athletic training. We pride ourselves on having the most qualified staff in the performance sports training industry.

Certification Levels 1 and 2 give our trainers a foundation in the key sciences that drive our performance training protocols.

Level 3 pulls the science, technology, equipment, business, coaching and performance sports training together for a 360 degree view of Athletic Republic. Level 3 certification is recommended for all full-time trainers within the first 9 months of employment. It is required for all training center Directors.

Mark Wright

Coach Mark Wright is our Director of Training and a Level III Certified Athletic Development Specialist. He has obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management with a minor in Marketing at the great school of Western Carolina University. Mark has experience as a personal trainer at WCU Campus Recreation Center, where he helped instruct and educate members on the most successful ways to improve their health and fitness. He also has a background in Athletic Training as a volunteer for the WCU women’s softball and men’s baseball team. Mark has a love for all sports and for people that is unmatched. His goal is to educate and help athletes reach their full potential on the field and in life. He truly believes success is given to those that are willing to put in the work and wants to help those are ready to take the first step along that path.

Timothy Brownell

Tim is a Level 1 Certified Athlete Development Specialist and our newly appointed Community Outreach Coordinator. Tim will be frequently found in the facility working with athletes but more importantly establishing new relationships in the Forsyth County area. A native of Chicago, Tim played collegiate hockey at Weber State University where he earned a degree in Communication: Public Relations and Advertising, Marketing emphasis. Following college, Tim spent the summer training extensively to make a go at the professional ranks. He attended main training camp/pre-season for the Toledo Walleye in the ECHL and the Augusta River Hawks in the SPHL but was eventually released. Tim’s knowledge of athletics and years of experience training for hockey will be a valuable asset to the Athletic Republic team and our athletes.

Tim currently resides in Clemmons, enjoys meeting new people, working out, playing golf and pushing athletes to their ultimate potential.